Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

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Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

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NAPLAN social security media security lapse to be investigated

17 May 2018

The West Australian, 17 May 2018.  Photos of the topic set for the writing assessment were posted on social media.  Read the article here...more»

Let's abandon NAPLAN – we can do better

Let's abandon NAPLAN – we can do better

16 May 2018

The Conversation, 16 May 2018.  With calls for a review, many experts are calling the future of NAPLAN into question.  Read the article here.  (The warnings we placed on this...more»

Drumbeat to ditch NAPLAN is growing louder – and rightly so

Drumbeat to ditch NAPLAN is growing louder – and rightly so

6 May 2018

Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 2018.  After 10 years, virtually everyone who actually understands NAPLAN opposes it.  NAPLAN has not achieved its aims and damaged education in the process.  Read the article here...more»

NAPLAN being used, abused and must be urgently dumped

NAPLAN being used, abused and must be urgently dumped

5 May 2018

Sydney Morning Herald, 3 May 2018.  NSW Minister Stokes will push for the urgent dumping of NAPLAN.  Read the article here...more»

Problems with NAPLAN writing test

Problems with NAPLAN writing test

25 April 2018

Attention Teachers in NSW:  Free public lecture by world leader in writing assessment, Dr Les Perelman.  Friday 4 May, 6 pm.  Bookings essential.  Download flyer...more»

7 reasons people no longer want to be teachers

7 reasons people no longer want to be teachers

19 April 2018

The Conversation, 16 April 2018.  There has been an alarming drop in first preference applications for teacher preparation courses.  There are at least 7 reasons why people don't want to...more»